1. Gaz d'évaporation de liquide. Vapeur d'eau.
2. Brume. Une vapeur monte du lac.
alcoolat · bateau · bouffée · brouillard · brume · buée · esprit · exhalaison · fluide · fumerolle · fumée · gaz · griserie · humeur · humidité · mofette · nuage · nuée · néant · nébulosité · serein · steamer · vanité · âme · émanation
ETYM AS. mist.
(Homonym: missed [from to miss]).
A thin fog with condensation near the ground.
Low cloud caused by the condensation of water vapor in the lower part of the atmosphere. Mist is less thick than fog, visibility being 1–2 km.
ETYM Old Eng. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. steám vapor, smoke, odor; akin to Dutch stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar.
Water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere.
In chemistry, a dry, invisible gas formed by vaporizing water.
The visible cloud that normally forms in the air when water is vaporized is due to minute suspended water particles. Steam is widely used in chemical and other industrial processes and for the generation of power.
ETYM Old Eng. vapour, Old Fren. vapour, vapor, vapeur, French vapeur, Latin vapor. Related to Vapid.
Fine separated particles floating in the air and clouding it. A substance in the gaseous state.
(Alternate spelling: vapour).
A visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance; SYN. vapour.
One of the three states of matter (see also solid and liquid). The molecules in a vapor move randomly and are far apart, the distance between them, and therefore the volume of the vapor, being limited only by the walls of any vessel in which they might be contained. A vapor differs from a gas only in that a vapor can be liquefied by increased pressure, whereas a gas cannot unless its temperature is lowered below its critical temperature; it then becomes a vapor and may be liquefied.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for vapor.